The Good Fashion Fund (GFF) is the first investment fund focused solely on driving the implementation of innovative solutions in the fashion industry. Currently, apparel supply chains are plagued by negative environmental and social impacts. While sustainable solutions exist today, there is a lack of capital available to scale these technologies within the supply chain. The Fund was created to address this gap – connecting the most promising technologies to the industry, to collaboratively tackle its challenges.
The Good Fashion Fund invests in the adoption of high impact and disruptive technologies and circular innovations in the textile & apparel production industry in Asia (India, Bangladesh, Vietnam).
We help manufacturers and operators to implement these technologies, to significantly improve the positive impact of apparel manufacturing. This means the use of recyclable and safe materials, clean and less energy, closed-loop manufacturing and the creation of fair jobs and growth.
GFF will provide loans to investees and they should result at least in 50% reduction of one of the 3 relevant Goods (Materials, Energy and Water).
Target countries: key target countries for manufacturing companies are India, Bangladesh, Vietnam. 20% room for other countries in Asia.
Products: We offer risk tolerant debt financing for investments into green, sustainable and circular technologies in the apparel manufacturing industry.
Investment Amount: Our investments range between $ 1 – 5m, with the possibility to syndicate larger deals.
Example technologies: (1) Chemical recycling (2) Nano- tech based finishing & dyeing (3) CMT automation (4) Plant-based fibers (5) Effluent treatment plants.
Strong deal flow: we have a strong pipeline with the first investment expected in Q2 2020, FOUNT, the Fund Manager, has a local presence in Bangladesh and extensive local networks in India and Vietnam. Also, Fashion For Good technology innovators provide a steady stream of potential transactions.